Christian Eriksen released from hospital after a “successful” operation
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen was discharged from hospital on Friday, less than a week after collapsing on the field due to cardiac arrest in the middle of the game.
In a statement, the Danish Football Association announced the release of Eriksen and announced that he had visited his teammates before going home to spend time with his family. The announcement also included a message from Eriksen.
“Thanks for the many greetings – it was incredible to see and feel,” said Eriksen. “The operation went well and, given the circumstances, I’m fine. It was really great to see the guys again after the fantastic game last night. No reason to say I’ll be cheering them on against Russia on Monday.” “
6 days between collapse and release
The 29-year-old Eriksen collapsed on the field in the middle of the European Championship game against Finland on Saturday. His teammates immediately called medical staff who quickly found that Eriksen’s heart had stopped. They administered CPR and used a defibrillator to restart his heart and then took him to the hospital for tests.
It was a terrible episode where Eriksen’s teammates formed a circle to hide him from sight while the medical staff worked to keep him alive. The game was paused before resuming a few hours later, a move that drew criticism from fans and Danish players.
After the tests, the team announced that Eriksen’s heart had stopped due to cardiac arrest and that he had to undergo surgery to implant a heart starter in his chest. The device, similar to a pacemaker, sends an electrical charge to your heart when it starts beating irregularly.
Eriksen receives great honors
Denmark lost 2-1 to Belgium on Thursday, their first game since Eriksen’s collapse. Several honors were planned, including the unfolding of a giant Eriksen jersey in the field.
Belgium stopped play in the 10th minute to pay tribute to Eriksen.
The best moment was completely unplanned. After Denmark had seen their teammate revive in the same pitch five days earlier, Denmark scored a goal as early as the second minute. The response from the players and the audience has been incredible.
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